Early Origins of the McKnett family
The surname McKnett was first found in Kirkcudbright, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McKnett family
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McKnett Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacKnight, MacKnyght, MacNaught, MacNaight, MacKnaught, MacKnaight, MacNight and many more.
Early Notables of the McKnett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKnett family to Ireland
Some of the McKnett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McKnett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander, Andrew, David, Douglas, George, Hugh, James, John, Robert, Samuel and William McKnight all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Robert McNaight settled in Charleston in 1763..
The McKnett Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil durum volenti
Motto Translation: Nothing is difficult for the willing.